Preserving Neighborhoods Post-Disaster

Challenge

Following natural disasters such as hurricanes or tornadoes, the character of neighborhoods can change as developers come in and buy up properties. This can be particularly treacherous in minority and low-income neighborhoods, as residents are displaced from their communities, jobs, schools, and services.

Opportunity & Response

Building back more durable homes after a storm event will strengthen the resilience of the neighborhood and cut down on recovery time after future weather events.

Implementation

Jean Lafitte